Research of the Week
A new study  (of old, “missing” data) found that reducing saturated fats (to below 10% of energy intake) from animal fats and increasing omega-6 linoleic acid from polyunsaturated margarines (to 15% of energy intake) increased the risk of death from all causes, including cardiovascular disease. Okay, but those are just clinical endpoints. Who cares about those? I want to know what happened to their cholesterol levels.
An “active lifestyle approach” (raking leaves, gardening, walking to the store) was just as beneficial  as a “structured exercise approach” in reducing metabolic syndrome. Furthermore, those in the “active lifestyle” group were far more likely to get the recommended 30 minutes of “exercise” a day.
Interesting Blog Posts
Dr. Andro over at Suppversity explains  why the deload week might need to graduate to deload weeks.
The NY Times story  of how a desperate mom used Primal-esque dietary changes (including gluten removal and omega-3 inclusion) to beat back a severe form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis in her kid that didn’t seem to respond to drugs.
And yet in the same breath, the NY Times blog discounts the utility  of the gluten-free “fad.”
It seems humans have been making soup  – or at least employing leakproof cooking vessels – for much longer than previously thought.
Upcoming PrimalCon presenter Tracy Barksdale’s got a new natural movement/parkour gym in the works called True Nature Training. If you’re near Austin, enjoy moving, or simply want to help a fellow warrior in the fight for Primal health, consider donating a few bucks to the campaign .
Last week, I sat down with Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity to have a chat about my personal vision of fitness. Give it a listen .
- Pickled eggs in beet juice . They’ll stain your mouth and hands purple, as well as quite possibly increase your endurance performance .
- I consider myself a fan of shrimp shells (as long as they’re cooked well), but even I have to defer to the prosciutto-wrapped prawn . Sorry, chitin.
One year ago (Feb 10 – Feb 16)
- Why You Should Eat Brightly-Colored Fruits and Vegetables  – They’re not just pretty to look at.
- 8 Reasons Why You Act Against Your Own Better Judgment  – Why do we eat things that we know we probably shouldn’t be eating?
Comment of the Week
I want to borrow a baby to wear.
– First, Joy said that. Then:
Making your own is pretty straightforward.
-From Ion Freeman . It’s pretty fun, too.